US Distributors Amplify, via Yahoo!, has unveiled a trailer for David and Nathan Zellner’s brilliant sounding new film, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter.
The film is based on the urban legend surrounding a young Japanese girl, and her supposed belief that the events of the Coen Brothers’ movie Fargo were real, and that there was really a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in North Dakota.
The film stars Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, and Kanako Higashi.
Kumiko the Treasure Hunter is out in Ireland on February 20th.
Kumiko is a frustrated “office lady” whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she’s mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it – and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she’s seen in the movies.